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Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A
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Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A

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Overall 8

Expert Review

20 March 2015
  • Summary: - For anyone looking to get an ultrabook with a high quality display, it is tough to top when ASUS has to offer with the Zenbook Prime UX31A. The IPS panel offers great color and a resolution capable of 1080p video support. Performance is also quite strong but the storage performance is a bit below what the competition does have to offer.
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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

2 March 2015
  • Summary: The benchmarks done on the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A showed us that the manufacturer took their first ultrabook and improved it greatly.
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Asus Zenbook UX31A Review

23 April 2013
  • Summary: The Asus Zenbook UX31A has everything we’ve ever wanted in an ultrabook. It has stunning good looks, is extremely powerful, has long-battery life and is very light. It really doesn’t get any better than this, which is why we’re going to have an extremely hard time giving it back once our time with it is over. One of our few concerns with the Zenbook was its edges as when we were working with it, we felt the edges of the palm rests could be a tad smoother.
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Overall 8

Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T

PC Magazine
27 February 2013
  • Conclusion: With its brilliant, touch-enabled screen, incredibly thin design, great battery life, and $1,100 price tag, the Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T is the ultrabook to beat.
  • Pros: Remarkably thin and lightweight. Gorgeous 1080p touch display with IPS panel. Very good battery life.
  • Cons: Limited storage space. Port selection is limited.
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Overall 9
Performance 9
Battery performance 9
Display 8
Weight 9
Noise 9
Gaming performance 7
Connectivity 7
Keyboard 9
Temperature 7

Review Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A Touch Ultrabook

31 January 2013
  • Summary: Ultra-Touchbook. Few laptops of 2012 impressed us as much as the premium Ultrabook from Asus. The model achieved a rare 90%. Everything was perfect - even the display maintained a high standard. Will the touch panel make this great model even better?
  • Pros: High-quality and robust aluminium unibody, Comfortable keyboard with backlight, Good IPS display (viewing angles), High program performance thanks to the fast SSD, Very quiet during office use, Good sound, Nice battery life, The flawless workmanship of the full aluminum chassis is a stunner. This is the standard for sturdiness in a notebook.
  • Cons: Brightness throttling while running on battery, Reduced contrast and brightness, No Displayport, No Gigabit LAN, Max. 4 GB of RAM, A docking interface on the bottom would not distort the look and would be useful to many business users. Without one, the user has to carry dongles around or purchase a USB 3.0 dock. External displays are some times disadvantaged by USB.
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Expert Review

Techware Labs
22 November 2012
  • Excerpt: “Ultrabook” is one of those phrases that has lost much of its meaning over time. When Intel initially dreamed up the concept, they were looking to see Windows-based competitors to the Macbook Air. What manufacturers delivered has varied so widely in price, features and finish that “Ultrabook” can mean just about anything.
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Overall 8

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Touch

21 October 2012
  • Conclusion: The Asus Zenbook Prime was and is the definition of a high end Ultrabook. It's still the poster child for what Intel imagined when they coined the Ultrabook term: thin, light, extremely stylish and quick. Among Windows machines, it's still hard to beat it for seriously high end styling, fit and finish, features and value. Yes, $1,100 isn't cheap, but when compared to Samsung's top of the line Series 9 with a 1080p non-touch display, it's the more affordable choice.
  • Pros: As ever, a stunning design, elegant metal casing, full HD IPS touch screen, slim.
  • Cons: Fingerprint magnet, micro ports mean carrying dongle adapters.
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Legit Reviews
16 October 2012
  • Summary: The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A series is well designed, performs great and is all that one can ask for in an Intel Ultrabook!
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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A – an Ultrabook as Intel imagined it

9 October 2012
  • Conclusion: The Zenbook Prime UX31A is already on sale and can be purchased for around $1000 for the base model. That is a very good price, as you might note – Amazon currently has it listed for $1029, but you can easily save more with mail-in rebates and online discounts. If you want the top model, you’ll have to shell out $1495 – the Full HD IPS display, 256 GB SSD and Core i7 processor are worth it, though.
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Asus' Zenbook Prime UX31A

17 September 2012
  • Summary: Over the past few pages, we've seen that the Zenbook Prime's display really does live up to the hype. We've seen that this sexy little ultrabook is just as fast, if not faster, than its Sandy Bridge-powered predecessor. (Its graphics performance is certainly a step above the previous generation, even if it's not anywhere near good enough to play the latest games at decent settings. Casual titles and older games would be a better fit for this machine.
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